News archive from 8 September 2011

Israel isolated ahead of UN vote on Palestinians

JERUSALEM -- Rising tensions with some of its closest and most important allies have left Israel increasingly isolated ahead of a momentous vote on Palestinian independence at the United Nations. Troubles with Turkey, Egypt and even the U.S. are...

 

Bio box on some victims of Russian plane crash

Some of the victims killed in the crash of a Russian plane carrying the Lokomotiv hockey team of the Kontinental Hockey League: -Brad McCrimmon, 52, from Canada. A former Detroit Red Wings assistant who became Lokomotiv's coach in May. Played in 1,222...

 

Bid protest holds up HMO contracts for state of Florida employees

TALLAHASSEE -- — A battle is brewing over the right to offer HMO coverage to state of Florida employees. Three insurance companies set to lose contracts under a new plan for providing coverage have filed a formal bid protest against the...

 

Interfaith service to commemorate Sept. 11

Seems like only yesterday that the nation was stunned when terrorists flew first one plane, then another into the Twin Towers in New York, killing more than 3,000 innocent people and many first responders who rushed in to help. And while we watched...

 
Jury being chosen in 'take up arms' blogger trial

Jury being chosen in 'take up arms' blogger trial

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Jury selection began Wednesday in the trial of a blogger who was arrested two years ago for urging readers to "take up arms" against Connecticut lawmakers and suggesting that government officials "obey the...

 

Just Ask Gemalto: Cloud computing explained

Q: What is cloud computing? A: Cloud computing is using a Web browser and the Internet to access applications (like word processing, a spreadsheet, email), store your data (files, emails, pictures) or use computer resources (Web hosting, blogging,...

 

BP clearing tar balls dumped on Ala. shore by Lee

GULF SHORES, Ala. -- BP workers used fishing nets to scoop tar balls off Alabama's Gulf Coast beaches Wednesday after the white sands were fouled by gooey, dark gobs churned up by heavy surf from tropical system Lee. Both the company and area...

 
Soccer's Andy Carroll: drink and double standards

Soccer's Andy Carroll: drink and double standards

PARIS -- Walk through an English town or city late on a Friday night and the chances are good that you'll see people staggering drunk out of pubs, perhaps vomiting stomachs of beer into the gutter or simply passed out on the pavement. Yet, if those...

 
Nick Jonas: Our little boy is growing up

Nick Jonas: Our little boy is growing up

Nick Jonas may be only 18, but he apparently has what it takes in the boyfriend department. The “cute'' Jonas Brother was spotted in Los Cabos, Mexico, with 26-year-old Aussie singer Delta Goodrem. Next year, Nick takes over the lead in the...

 

Lawyer in text message affair convicted of professional misconduct

A lawyer for the city of Detroit was convicted today of five counts of professional misconduct for her actions in the text message affair that brought down Kwame Kilpatrick’s administration. A hearing panel with the state Attorney Discipline Board...

 
Chick-fil-A offers free breakfasts this week, but not all are created equal

Chick-fil-A offers free breakfasts this week, but not all are created equal

What's better than breakfast, the most important meal of the day? A free breakfast, which is what Chick-fil-A is offering this week. The fast food chain is footing the bill for breakfast through Sept. 10th, and all customers have to do is reserve a...

 
John Walsh - he's back

John Walsh - he's back

Just weeks after Fox dropped America's Most Wanted after more than two decades, its creator-host, John Walsh, has a new home for the show on the Lifetime network. Walsh's weekly criminal roundup, which since 1988 has helped bring almost 1,200...

 

Ruling clears way for start of Jackson trial

LOS ANGELES -- An appeals court refused Wednesday to order the jury sequestered in the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, clearing the way for jury selection to begin Thursday. The California 2nd District Court of Appeals also declined...

 
Coroner: No drugs in 'Housewives' husband's body

Coroner: No drugs in 'Housewives' husband's body

LOS ANGELES -- Coroner's officials found no drugs or alcohol in the system of Russell Armstrong, who appeared with his wife on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and killed himself three weeks before the show's second season premiered. A...

 

Andrea Mitchell has cancer; prognosis 'terrific'

NEW YORK -- NBC News' Andrea Mitchell says she has breast cancer but says it hasn't spread and calls her prognosis "terrific." Mitchell made the announcement Wednesday during her MSNBC show, "Andrea Mitchell Reports." She says the...

 

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